Manuel del Pino has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship

Manuel del Pino has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship

The researcher at Universidad de Chile Center for Mathematical Modeling (CMM) Manuel del Pino has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship, the Society’s premier research award, which releases outstanding scientists from teaching and administration to allow them to focus on research.

Del Pino has made significant contributions to the theory of asymptotic patterns in nonlinear partial differential equations. A member of the Chilean Academy of Science, he was awarded Chile’s National Prize of Science (2013).

He will use the professorship to investigate how and when singularities occur in natural phenomena. His research can help us understand climate change, the spread of a tumor or black holes. Singularities occur in a number of fundamental scientific problems and their analysis is a fascinating mathematical challenge.

“It’s a great honor to be awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship, and an exciting start to my new job at Bath. I personally feel it as extremely motivating to open new horizons in my research. I am grateful to the RIS team in Bath, especially Caroline Ang and to my colleagues in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, particularly Johannes Zimmer, for their essential help in preparing the proposal and interview.” He said. “I feel the RS Research Professorship will give me the opportunity to generate new activities for the field, in collaboration with mathematicians in Bath, in the UK and with the finest experts in the discipline in the rest of the world, in particular with the growing mathematical communities in Chile and other Latin-American countries.”

For CMM director Alejandro Maass, “this is one of the most important scientific awards in United Kingdon. It is given just to outstanding researchers. For that reason, we congratulate Manuel and his exceptional research!”

Del Pino joined the Analysis group of the University of Bath for this year. There, he is making progress on the formation of singularities in the Navier-Stokes equations describing fluid flow, which is one of the outstanding open mathematical problems of our time.

Sources: University of Bath and The Royal Society

Posted on Apr 3, 2018 in Frontpage, News